Animal science is the study of domestic animals including livestock species (beef,
dairy cattle, goats, horses, poultry, sheep and swine) and companion animals.
Why animal science at OSU?
OSU animal science students study concepts from production through processing and
learn about the value associated with livestock. Whether your interest is going to
veterinary school to maintain the health of animals, running a ranch, working for
an animal health company, working in communications or anything in between, we offer
an option that will fit your interests.
Animal scientists apply the principles of biological and social sciences to animal
nutrition, genetics, reproduction, behavior and health. Livestock production systems,
animal management and husbandry, animal products, and much more are part of the study
of animal science.
Animal welfare specialist
Marketing and sales consultant
Medical doctor/physical therapist/dentist/etc.
$400KIN SCHOLARSHIPS TO UNDERGRAD STUDENTS
annually awarded by the OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences
“The study of animal science is a really broad subject. We cover everything
from reproduction, nutrition, genetics and animal husbandry, all the way to business
and practical applications.”
- Wyatt Catron Stilwell, Oklahoma
Animal science students are able to receive valuable hands-on experience at the department’s
15 farms and research facilities encompassing 13,000 acres.
The department sponsors five judging teams: dairy cattle, horse, livestock, meat and
meat animal evaluation. The teams have a combined total of more than 40 national championships
– more than any other university in the country.
Undergraduate research opportunities
The Department of Animal and Food Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholars Program
provides students with valuable hands-on experience working on cutting-edge research
projects side-by-side with faculty, graduate students, research technicians and research
unit managers. The program builds a solid foundation in research methods to better
prepare students for industry and academic careers in animal or food sciences.